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Re: Anthurium cubense/Miami

  • Subject: Re: Anthurium cubense/Miami
  • From: "Tom Croat" <Thomas.Croat@mobot.org>
  • Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2007 20:02:56 -0600

Dear Steve:

 

The plant on your site is the ruffled-margened form of Anthurium plowmanii Croat.

 

Tom

 


From: aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com [mailto:aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com] On Behalf Of ExoticRainforest
Sent: Monday, December 17, 2007 4:21 PM
To: Discussion of aroids
Subject: [Aroid-l] Anthurium cubense/Miami

 

Thanks again Julius.  What got me checking for a verified specimen was Tom's description.  In his journal he indicates the plant should have 6 to 7 primary lateral veins per side of each leaf.  The petiole and inflorscence should also be short.  Some of the plants I've seen don't match those descriptions.

 

Here's what I've got so far if anyone has additional input.  And input is always appreciated!!

 

 

Steve Lucas

 

    
 Friends---
 
 I THINK this species was collected about 10 years (?) back, and was displayed by the then plant curator, the great Craig Allen, growing on the huge artificial ''tree'' at Fairchild, IF it is the one I am thinking of, a vining species that lives amongst the ''boots'' (petiole bases) of sabal/cabbage palms on Cuba?
 Of course it is entirely possible that with the seeming  ''shift'' into ''pretty-pretties only'' being displayed at Fairchild, this rare and should-be-treasured species might have been weeded off its perch and relegated to a back area, or thrown out with the trash in preference to a cheap, imported-from- Thailand (but pretty, mind you!) hybrid blooming Dendrobium orchid.
 There must be others in the Miami area who were the benificiaries of this collection in Cuba, and who still have this interesting, rare but relatively unattractive species in their collections??
 
 Julius
 
>>> I am trying to locate a photo of a specimen of Anthurium cubense.  A specimen that has been verified would be preferable but, if you have a good photograph showing the entire plant and any photos of the spathe and spadix I would most appreciate being able to use them with appropriate credit on my website.
     
     Thanks!
           Steve Lucas<<
     www.ExoticRainforest.com
     
  
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